Excerpt: Playing chicken. Going eyeball to eyeball to see who blinks first. At the poker table, saying "I'll see your $100 and raise you $200." In an old game show, taking one more spin of the wheel in "Press Your Luck." In a new game show, turning down guaranteed cash for a chance to win more in "Deal Or No Deal.
Excerpt: The price of colour-laser technology has been steadily falling for several years. Now, finally, HP has brought out a sub-£200 colour laser. Such a price would have seemed unthinkable just two years ago but, with a raft of competent models currently occupying the £210-£240 space, the LaserJet 1600 now seems a natural move forwards rather than a revolution.